Cowboys are my hero's
I jumped on this thread to throw Guido's name into the ring. I have an old flat-faced joint with a 3/8-10 pin cue I bought from him at a tournament in New York around 30 years ago. I sent it to him 3-4 years back to have it restored to original condition. Without question the best hitting cue I've ever held in my hands. I just emailed him yesterday to have him make another shaft for me but it would appear his email is down. Guido is a class act. My "higher end" cues are for sale... That plain old cue from Guido will be buried with me.
Do not think blight like points, Veneers, inlays make any Cue play better.
It’s foundation good materials, assembly, finial finish that make the play. Plus shaft taper & tip choice.
Bling is , but pretty.